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Apr 25, 2008

"The State of (In)visible Black Europe: Race, Rights, and Politics"

Hat tip to Marion Douglas-Ungaro

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
U.S. Congress
Room B318 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, Member of Congress and Chairman, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) http://www.csce.gov - CSCE Office: 234 Ford House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515. Tel: (202) 225-1901; fax: (202) 226-4199

The hearing will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by the more than 5 million members of Europe's Black population amidst reported increases in hate crimes and discrimination, anti-immigration and national identity debates, and growing security concerns. The impact of recently introduced anti-discrimination laws and diversity initiatives aimed at ensuring and protecting equal rights for a population many do not know exists will also be discussed. I hope that you will attend.

Invited participants include:

Boris Kodjoe, Afro-German Actor
Joe Frans, Vice Chair, United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent; former Swedish Parliamentarian Gary Younge, British columnist, The Guardian Newspaper Dr. Philomena Essed, Antioch University; The Netherlands Equal Treatment Commission Dr. Allison Blakely, Afro-European Author and Historian, Boston University Dr. Clarence Lusane, International Race Politics Author, American University

Please contact Mischa Thompson on Mr. Hastings' staff at (202)
225-1901 or by e-mail at Mischa.Thompson (at) mail.house.gov for questions or additional details.

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